Martial arts taught from a Biblical perspective
Dojos of the Risen Son is a Christian based martial arts system, in Michigan, that teaches an eclectic style based in traditional Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do, as is literally translated from Korean to English, means "the art of kicking and punching". It is a martial art, without the use of weapons that teaches the practitioner techniques using the hands and feet for any defensive situation, regardless of age, size or gender. These techniques are taught under the Tae Kwon Do philosophy of respecting peace and justice. Tae Kwon Do teaches practitioners the attitude of self-discipline to defend oneself and never to attack or harm others. Spiritual discipline is as important as physical discipline. Therefore, Bible scripture is incorporated in the class and rankings of the school. Many of the non-Christian elements often found in the art are replaced with a Christian emphasis.
Dojo of the Risen Son was founded in 2005 by Black Belt Martial Artist Sensei Greg Stratton who studied under the Rhee Jhoon Goo system (Jhoon Rhee) in the 1980s. Sensei Stratton's Black Belt status, as well as Dojo of the Risen Son's school status, is recognized by the Gospel Martial Arts Union (GMAU) and the Association of Independent Tae Kwon Do Schools (AITS). Currently, Greg has students running programs in Ohio and Michigan.
This site is for the martial arts-based program Dojos of the Risen Son. Taught by five Black Belt Instructors: Barry Bond (Kalamazoo, MI), Rodney Brooks (Kalamazoo, MI), Daniel Napp (Portage, MI), Kurt Mitchell (Kalamazoo, MI) and Gwyne Kramer (Three Rivers, MI.)
Joshua 1:6-9New International Version (NIV)
6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”